‘Endangered’ art exhibition set to benefit our cause.
We are set to benefit from a prestigious art exhibition being held in London for two weeks from 28 June.
The ‘Endangered’ exhibition features a series of 15 powerful artworks by artist Dan Pearce highlighting precious wildlife species on the brink of extinction.
Twenty per cent of the purchase price for each piece is being donated towards our life-saving work.
For his latest exhibition, contemporary mixed media artist Pearce has set aside his iconic portraits to create a new wildlife series focusing on the beauty of animals whose existence is being challenged by mankind.
Four of the pieces feature the closest relatives of humankind – majestic Apes – a decision which Dan hopes will alert people to how rapidly they are heading towards extinction. Both the Sumatran and Bornean orangutans feature in the series, with both now listed as ‘Critically Endangered’ as a result of hunting, killing and destruction of the rainforest to make way for palm oil plantations and other large-scale agriculture.
Our team in West Borneo is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and reintroduction of orangutans into safe areas of forest and works with government bodies and local communities to protect precious orangutan habitat.
The collection also features African Lions, Grevy’s Zebra, the Snow Leopard, Siberian Tiger, Asian Elephant, Giant Panda and ‘Sudan,’ the last of the Northern White Rhinos. Each of the originals will be sold for £1995.
Dan’s iconic style using spray paint, aluminium and resin is evident in the series, staying true to his love of colour and mixed media. However, he has introduced the use of shattered glass and glass shards into the artwork to send out a strong message to echo the fragile future of these incredible animals.